LSU Housing COVID-19 Information

Sunday, March 22, 2020 Update

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statewide stay-at-home order that requires all Louisianans to shelter at home except for essential tasks beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 23. In accordance with the Governor’s order, the LSU Interim President has closed the campus except for essential personnel and those students that have permission to remain on campus. It is time to prepare to return home or request to remain on campus. LSU urges you to return home if you are able to do so. 

If you can return home, please remove your belongings and check out at your community’s front desk by 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2020.

If you can return home or already have returned home, but need to leave belongings in your room, notify reslife@lsu.edu of your plans by Monday, March 23, 2020, at 5 p.m. Our staff will contact you to schedule an appointment to retrieve your belongings.

If you need to remain on campus, please complete a COVID-19 housing request in myLSU (myLSU>Student Services>On-campus Housing>Covid19 Housing Request) by 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2020. If you must remain on campus, an email will be sent to you with permission to remain on campus upon completion of the housing request.

Your access to campus housing will be removed Monday, March 23, at 5 p.m. if we do not have a completed request to remain on campus.

The LSU Residential Life team is committed to providing a clean and safe environment for students who remain on campus and we will continue to provide essential services to those who must remain.

We recognize this may present a burden for many of you, but this is an unprecedented and evolving situation that requires us all to adapt, sometimes with very little notice. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Please direct questions to reslife@lsu.edu and continue to visit lsu.edu/coronavirus and follow LSU’s official social media channels in order to keep up with the latest information and resources.

 

March 12, 2020 Update

In light of the recent decision regarding the suspension of face-to-face classes, we ask that you notify us of your plans to remain in campus housing or not.

Complete a simple form about your plans by Noon, 12 p.m. on March 18, 2020 at myLSU > Student Services > On-campus Housing > select COVID-19

While residence halls and apartments remain open at this time, you are encouraged to return home if you can do so. We understand this isn’t possible for everyone, so our housing will remain open and services will be available, although we may temporarily relocate some residents to help with social distancing and implement restrictions on visitation. 

If you indicated that you intend to stay on campus for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester:

  • During the course of the semester, you may be asked to relocate from your current space to another on-campus accommodation.
  • Effective immediately, non-LSU affiliated individuals are not permitted within residence halls.  If you are found with guests in your space, you will be asked to move out. 
  • Social gatherings/parties are prohibited at this time; students are encouraged to maintain social distance and minimize interactions with others.
  • Residential Life and Education staff will continue serving in an on-call capacity. They can be reached at your community front desk or via the on-call cell phone number posted at the desk.
  • Front Desk hours will be limited, therefore if you need assistance, please engage our on-call system.  There may be longer wait times for basic functions, including lockouts.
  • All events within residential communities are canceled effective immediately. 
  • The Living on Campus Handbook policies and community standards will remain in place.  Please keep in mind that quiet hours are from 10 pm – 8 am Sunday-Thursday, and 12 am – 10 am Friday and Saturday. 

If you indicated that you intend to leave campus for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester:

  • You will need to formally check out of your space with a member of the Residential Life and Education staff.  You will be expected to return your key and you MUST see a staff member to be checked out prior to departing. 
  • Staff members will be located at the front desk of your community to check out of your space.
  • Failure to check out properly will result in an improper check out charge and a lock change (where appropriate).
  • At this time, we are only asking departing students to remove all belongings and trash from their space during their departure.
  • Please note that if you do not remove all of your trash and items from your room, a $300 item removal charge will apply.
  • We will not conduct a closing inspection of your space at this time. Staff will inspect your space at another time.
  • Please limit the amount of individuals you bring to campus to conduct your move-out. Our preference is that you move out of your space without any additional guests when possible to preserve the health of our community. 

Thank you for your cooperation as we work to keep our community safe during this time. Should you have any additional questions, please contact us at reslife@lsu.edu

 

Most Asked Questions

 

3-27-2020 Update - If you did not check out and need to retrieve belongings from your residence hall during the stay-at-home executive order, contact reslife@lsu.edu to schedule an appointment.

While residence halls and apartments remain open at this time, you are encouraged to return home if you can do so. We understand this isn’t possible for everyone, so our housing will remain open and services will be available. You can remain on campus, but you may be asked to relocate from your current space to another on-campus accommodation.

If you opt to check-out of campus housing, you will formally check out of your space with a member of the Residential Life and Education staff, return your key, and remove all belongings and trash from your room prior to departure.

If you need to remain on campus, please complete a COVID-19 housing request in myLSU (myLSU>Student Services>On-campus Housing>Covid19 Housing Request) by 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2020. 

Your access to campus housing will be removed Monday, March 23, at 5 p.m. if we do not have a completed request to remain on campus.

3-27-2020 Update - If you did not check out and need to retrieve belongings from your residence hall during the stay-at-home executive order, contact reslife@lsu.edu to schedule an appointment.

If you want to leave campus immediately and are unable to take all of your belongings, please mark that you are staying on the housing questionnaire. When you depart for good with all of your belongings, you will check out with your hall staff.   

Your access to campus housing will be removed Monday, March 23, at 5 p.m. if we do not have a completed request to remain on campus.

3-27-2020 Update - If you did not check out and need to retrieve belongings from your residence hall during the stay-at-home executive order, contact reslife@lsu.edu to schedule an appointment.

No, there is no fee to check out. If you do not check out with a staff member and follow all the directions given, there is an improper check out fee.

No. Campus housing remains open for spring 2020.

Update 3-21-2020 

Beginning 3/21,  LSU Dining will have new hours. For more information, please see this update for students with meal plans.

The LSU Student Health Center will be closed starting Monday, March 23 starting at 4:30 p.m. 

Beginning Thursday, March 19, the Barnes & Noble at LSU will be closed. However, online orders will be accepted and fulfilled. 

The LSU Student Union is closed beginning Tuesday, March 17.

Both library buildings are closed. Online resources and limited services are available.

 

 

HOUSING:
Yes. Housing credits are being determined based on the housing contract and Louisiana law. There’s no blanket refund amount since room rate, rent paid, date of check out and more go into factoring the credit amount. 

To receive your credit, check your billing statement in myLSU seven (7) business days after you check out to see your credit. Note that this credit will first be applied to any balance you currently owe the university. View your current balance on your Billing Statement in the Financial Services section of your myLSU page.  

Any credit remaining after that balance has been paid will be dispersed once you make the request. E-mail the Bursar’s Office to request any remaining balance be dispersed to you. Make sure you are registered for direct deposit and have an accurate mailing address on file in myLSU to receive funds in a timely manner. 

 

LSU DINING:

LSU Dining will remain open and available for those students who remain on campus.  If you opt to check-out of campus housing before the semester ends, you will receive a credit based on your meal plan usage. Once you complete the Residential Life form in myLSU, you will be contacted with further information. Credits will be calculated individually.

If you opt to stay on campus for the remainder of the semester, your meal plan will not be canceled and will remain available for use. In this case, no credit will be issued.  

If you do not check out of housing, you can keep your belongings in your assigned room through the semester's end on May 9, 2020. If you do this, you are not eligible for a housing credit since you have not checked out of your room for the semester. 

If you need to retrieve belongings from your residence hall during the stay-at-home executive order, contact reslife@lsu.edu to schedule an appointment.

If you prefer to check out and remove all of your belongings, but need a longer-term storage solution, you can find several storage units near campus or you can use our partner, University Student Services (USS). USS is offering a summer storage option for students that includes pick up and drop off of items. Contact USS for costs and registration.